Classified Employee Council Minutes

Minutes
April 13, 1999

Present: Paul Allen (filling in for Category 6), Sandy Collier (guest), Ken Harbaugh, Robert Jenkins, Cheryl Layton, Dan Starliper, Agnes Tabler, Sally Urban, Karen Wempe, Stacy Wright (alternate), Karl Wolf

Dan Starliper called the meeting of the Council to order.

MINUTES:
It was MSP that the minutes of the March 9, 1999 meeting be approved as amended.

ACCE:
Harry Young gave overview for the year. The most significant event is that a post-547 compensation committee is being formed to determine what will happen to the salary schedule once it is fully funded. The schedule is from 1993 and has not been adjusted for inflation. No one from Shepherd is on the committee. The following are agenda items that were accomplished: continued funding of the salary schedule and funding for WV higher education grant program. The following agenda items were not approved by the legislature, so they will continue to be lobbied for next year: removal of increment pay cap, PEIA Managed Care accountability, credit of sick leave to dependents, tuition waivers, and staff being allowed to serve in public office.

SC BOARD OF ADVISORS:
no report

STAFF DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:
There is approximately $4000 remaining in this account. There will be a seminar on April 26th from 2-4:30 p.m. called "Comfortable & Creative Styles for Professional Dress." Dave Thompson is interested in buying training materials for basic business software.

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE:
Sandy Collier gave highlights of this committee. So far, seven applicants applied for this scholarship. The committee can award around $4000 this year. The fund has increased significantly from $26,400 on July 1, 1998 to $31,500 on April 18, 1999. Since about $3000 was awarded this past year for scholarships, this is a total increase of approximately $8000. This was accomplished from the following events: Homecoming raffle, 31 people participating in payroll deductions, bulk mailing for admissions, alumni phonathon, 50/50, and independent contributions. Sandy thanked everyone for their fundraising efforts.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE:
The annual meeting and election was held on April 13. Read more under Recognition Day minutes.

Old Business:

STRATEGIC PLAN:
The committee is continuing to meet. There is not much new to report.

ANNUAL MEETING:
Read more under Recognition Day minutes.

CATASTROPHIC LEAVE:
Johnny Myers is in need of more leave. Vicki Kelch will request catastrophic leave. Pat Shepherd is back to work.

OVERTIME:
The procedure is to post all overtime requests. Volunteers are requested and assigned to lowest level job category. If there are no volunteers, the employee with the least seniority will be assigned to work.

COMMISSION:
Pat Sherwood was appointed to the Presidential Commission on Race.

New Business:

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:
The proposed holiday schedule was endorsed by the Council. It will be distributed by the Office of Human Resources.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
There was discussion about the proposed Eastern West Virginia Community College and the potential impact on Shepherd College. It was MSP to have the chair write a letter of support to President Dunlop endorsing a new Division of Adult & Continuing Education, which was proposed at the Assembly meeting.

RACE FOR THE CURE:
A Shepherd College team is being recruited to participate in the National Race for the Cure. See the attached flyer.

STAFFING CHANGES:
Welcomes: Evelyn Ogden
Farewells: Fred Baer

NOTE CHANGE:
The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 18 @ 9 a.m. for outgoing and incoming councils.


Recognition Day

Minutes
April 13, 1999

WELCOME:
Dr. Dan Starliper gave the welcome and opening remarks. Appreciation was given to President Dunlop, Acting VPs Ed Magee and Harry Young, the 31 people participating in payroll deductions for the CEC scholarship, the search and advisory board committee members, the CEC Council members, and the Foundation.

PRESIDENT:
Dr. Dunlop extended his greetings. He also expressed concerns about H.B. 3019 to create the new Eastern WV Community College. He stated it will be business as usual at our South Branch campus. There will be a complete review of higher education including the possible breaking away of the community colleges. Dr. Dunlop thanked the employees for being involved in the community and neighborhoods as volunteers.

RECOGNITION:
Recognition was given for 20+ year employees by Dr. Dunlop for the following:

Barbara Stride-35 years
Anna Jenkins-30 years
Robert Jenkins-30 years
Calvin Leatherman-30 years
Cheryl Holmes-25 years
Loretta Holmes-25 years
Haydon Rudolf-25 years
John Shade-20 years

BOD:
Harry Young gave an annual report for the BOD Advisory Council. See CEC April 13th minutes for more details. He also mentioned we will be paying more for benefits next year.

BOARD OF ADVISORS:
Dan Starliper gave a summary of this group that meets quarterly. The stadium and library are scheduled to be expanded. There will be a new fee structure, which will be a 4-5% increase. The parking fee will be increased from $10 to $20.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT:
See CEC April 13th minutes for more details.

SCHOLARSHIP:
See CEC April 13th minutes for more details.

FOUNDATION:
Monica Ligenfeltner gave report and appreciation to classified employees. As of March 30, one-half of the Y2K Challenge to raise $1 million was reached.

50/50:
Paul Allen won the 50/50 raffle to benefit the Shepherd College Employees Scholarship.

Elections:
Classified Employees Council
1999-2000

Shepherd College Board of Advisors
Dan Starliper

ACCE
Harry Young

Category 1
Sally Urban
Karl Wolf
Stacy Wright - alternate

Category 3
Shelly Tharp
Pat Sherwood
Joy Phillips - alternate
Agnes Tabler - alternate

Category 4
Anna Mary Walsh
Karen Wempe
Brenda Feltner - alternate
Connie Shirley - alternate

Category 5
Cheryl Layton
Judy Brandenburg - alternate

Category 6
Robert Crouse
Paul Allen - alternate

Category 7
Larry Bailey
Lisa Clinton
Stuart DeBaugh
Robert Jenkins
Ricky Clark - alternate
Marcia Hanifan - alternate

Submitted

Sally E. Urban


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